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#7376 of 7449 Re: jeep tires [widcm]
Dec 28, 2012 (6:42 am)
well, one nice thing about Jeeps, the aftermarket has a dizzying supply of wheel options for one. You should be able to find something else (even if not OEM) in a bigger size.
Dec 28, 2012 (6:48 am)
Just talking to my BIL, who has a fairly new BMW 550 (RWD). Which came with performance run flats. At about 25K, they are shot. He said he just ordered new tires for it, and got normal (go-flats?) for it.
He just hated the run flats. Hard ride, short life, and very limited selection. Plus, pricey. He said that the Michelins were going to run about 2K (on a 2 YO car with low miles!), but the normal tires were only going to be 1K or so.
FOr the savings, and performance improvement, he is willing to risk getting a flat and having to sit waiting for a flatbed ride somewhere. Not like the RFT is getting you anywhere better, you just do it on your own power.
I suggested he just get a donut and jack, and put them in the trunk (since he does not usually carry anything back there anyway) as a back up plan. He was considering that.
I do know a guy that has a Mini S, and also hated his RFTs. So he put on normal tires, and got a donut and just put it in a bag, and stored it behind the driver's seat, since he never had 2 people in the back seat anyway. Problem solved!
#7378 of 7449 Firestone Destination Tires
Dec 28, 2012 (8:38 am)
Saw these at my tire guy this morning...good looking tire with nice tread design. Anyone heard of these?
#7379 of 7449 Re: RFTs [stickguy]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Dec 29, 2012 (5:40 am)
If those are summer tires, then 25K is about the average wear, run-flat or not....
Agree with everything else he has to say about run-flats, though..
#7380 of 7449 Re: Firestone Destination Tires [sandman_6472]
Feb 18, 2013 (3:40 pm)
Anyone got any advice for me? Inherited a 2002 Honda Civic EX that needs new tires. Tire size 185-65-15. What tires do people recommend? The Michelin Defender/Energy Saver duo seem crazy expensive to me at around $550+ installed at Costco or Discount Tire. Do the Energy Savers work well on non-hybrid cars, or is the LRR wasted? I'm wondering if I can justify spending that much money on tires when I can get General Altimax RT, Pirelli P4 Four Seasons or Kumho KR21 for <$430 installed.
#7381 of 7449 Re: Firestone Destination Tires [windgrace]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 18, 2013 (4:04 pm)
Way too much money to spend on a 10-yr-old car in that size...
I just put Yokohamas on an Acura Legend, and spent $100 less than that, for a bigger size... ..
Yokohama Avid Envigor...
#7382 of 7449 Re: Firestone Destination Tires [kyfdx]
Feb 18, 2013 (4:24 pm)
The Envigor sounds like a good tire, but I've read a lot of reviews that say they get loud after like 20k miles.
Yeah, the Michelin was actually like $560 installed at Costco. I'm pricing out some Coopers (GFE, Lifeliner) etc. I think $425 for Pirelli P4 is a good price. I don't think it'd be worth getting the Discount Tire extended warranty for irreparable damage to the tires for another like $50, right?
#7383 of 7449 Re: Firestone Destination Tires [windgrace]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 18, 2013 (4:32 pm)
I never buy extra insurance... but, that's just me..
I've already sold the Acura, so I'm not going to find out about the noise.. Just thought it was a pretty good tire for the money...
I like name brand tires, but those Michelins seem a little too pricy... If you aren't feeling the Yokohamas, check out Continental ContiProContact or Kumho
Ecsta LX Platinum. I generally like Pirellis, but no experience with the P4...
#7384 of 7449 Re: Firestone Destination Tires [kyfdx]
Feb 18, 2013 (4:36 pm)
Yeah, Yokohamas seem pretty good for the $ for sure.
I mean, I don't mind shelling out $ for quality tires as I plan on driving this car for quite some time. $560 just seems really steep for a 10+ year old car with 15" tires....I guess tire prices have gone up, because I was able to get a set of Michelins a year ago for $430 on my mom's Corolla at Costco...in a larger tire size...
#7385 of 7449 Re: Firestone Destination Tires [kyfdx]
Feb 18, 2013 (4:40 pm)
I've been pleased with the P4 Four Seasons on my Altima. They are prone to irregular edge wear (which will cause noise if left unchecked) and need to be cross-rotated to try to even that out.
I was extremely impressed with the Kumho Ecsta 4X tires I had on the BMW (best rain tire I've ever had), and will probably look at a set of Kumhos the next time I need tires.